Poetry reading followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A
This entertainment-filled night features a reading from poet Cameron Awkward-Rich as well as artwork by Chrissy Holland and musical performances by the Jazz Mesmerizers. Open Mic begins at 6:00pm followed by a reading from the featured reader.
“April 5 is the 110th anniversary of the discovery of the North Pole. Researchers and artists will gather to present work engaging with the poles. (Note: Exact time and location of the reading TBA)
Details will be on the Polar Forum website: https://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/polar-forum/
And you can check it out here, on their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/events/378718926305606/”
Poet Gabrielle Calvoressi will read her poetry as part of the Spring Poetry Festival.
Reading with Eloise Klein Healy, Amber Flora Thomas, and Maurya Simon. A light reception follows the reading.
The University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Art for Justice grant funds a three-year project that will commission new work from leading writers in conversation with the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States, with the goal of creating new awareness and empathy through presentation and publication. In particular, through the work of leading poets, the project will seek to confront racial inequities within the criminal justice system to promote social justice and change.
Over the three years of funding, the project will:
commission and present new work from poet ambassadors in the Reading & Lecture series at the University of Arizona, in conversation will local organizations working for change in the criminal justice system, in three cohorts;
commission found-text poems and responses created from the language of representative federal and state legislation that has disproportionately affected people of color;
seek to publish works created through the above commissions in leading publication venues through publishing partnerships;
create a single-source archive for all new works on the Poetry Center’s website, including interactive platforms to encourage public participation in the found-text project.
“Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2019 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading will begin with a student reader and end with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.” For more information, click here
Come see the wonderful Randall Mann at Poetry Juice Vol. 2 on December 16 at 6pm along with Kim Addonizio, Nick Johnson, and Danusha Lameris! (Photo credit: Josh Koll)
Join Cynthia Marie Hoffman at George Mason University to hear some amazing poetry!
“Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Call Me When You Want to Talk About the Tombstones, Paper Doll Fetus, and Sightseer, as well as the chapbook Her Human Costume. Hoffman is the recipient of a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a Director’s Guest fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her poems have appeared in The Believer, Pleiades, Fence, Blackbird, diode, The Journal, and elsewhere. Cynthia has taught creative writing and composition at George Mason University, the University of Wisconsin, and Edgewood College. She works at an electrical engineering firm in Madison, WI, where she lives with her husband and daughter.”
“Mitchell L. H. Douglas returns to Chicago for a reading from dying in the scarecrow's arms at the city's popular independent bookseller, 57th Street Books. Douglas is joined by Chicago poet Dr. Tara Betts who will host a Q&A immediately following the reading. Hear the poems, talk with the author, and find out what's at the heart of the poet's latest collection.”
“This year’s theme, A Rebirth Into Blackness: A Celebration of the Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, will illuminate the legacy of Ms. Brooks and the resurrection of the Brook’s Writers’ Conference. Mitchell L. H. Douglas will join guest speakers and panelists that include: Angela Jackson, Haki Madhubuti, Sterling Plump, Tyehimba Jess, Randall Horton, Tara Betts, Cole Lavalais, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Crystal Wilkinson, Kelly Norman Ellis, Tony Lindsay, and many more. The event is free. Campus parking is $5.”
“Mitchell L. H. Douglas reads with an exceptional poet from the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts class of 2018, Kayla Webb. Douglas and Webb, both Louisville natives, are joined by poet Maureen Morehead and Larkspur Press founder Gray Zeitz. Douglas, a member of GSA's Creative Writing faculty since 2004, will share his latest book, dying in the scarecrow's arms, with Louisville for the first time.”
Reading and book signing with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Karan Mahajan
Presentations by Dan Chaon, Emily Van Kley, and Igoni Barrett.
Begins at 6:00 pm.
Poets Heather Derr-Smith & Mitchell L.H. Douglas read at the famous Prairie Lights bookstore.
Meet acclaimed poet Molly McCully Brown and hear her read poems from The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded at the acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.
Exile and Exaltation: A Brief Look at 100 Years of the Shared History Between Filipinos and Black Folks: A Lecture by Patrick Rosal
In this talk, Patrick Rosal will discuss figures of the twentieth century like W.E.B. Dubois, Carter G. Woodson, Thomas Edison, and soldier-composer-conductor Walter H. Loving. Lecture material will be drawn from a prose book-in-progress about his mother’s arrival in America during the Civil Rights Era. More here.